Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft.

Sincerity is the virtue of one who communicates and acts in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and desires.

Sincerity is a mix of seriousness and honesty. If you do things with sincerity, people will trust you.

Sincerity

What Is Sincerity? Sincerity is the virtue of one who communicates and acts in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and desires. Etymology The Oxford English Dictionary and most scholars state that sincerity from sincere is derived from the Latin sincerus meaning clean, pure, sound (1525–35). Sincerus may have once meant “one growth” (not mixed), from sin- (one) and crescere (to grow).[1] Crescere is cognate with “Ceres,” the goddess of grain,...

Advice About Sincerity

How To obtain Sincerity O my brothers of the Hereafter! You should know-and you do know-that in this world sincerity, is the most important principle in works pertaining to the Hereafter in particular; it is the greatest strength, and the most acceptable intercessor, and the firmest point of support, and...

The Virtue of Truthfulness: Lying and Hypocrisy

The Virtue of Truthfulness (part 2 of 2): Lying and Hypocrisy Just as truthfulness is the very cornerstone of the upright person’s character and the springboard for his virtuousness, falsehood, its opposite, is the foundation of a person’s depravity and the launch pad for his wickedness. Just as the truthfulness...

The Virtue of Truthfulness: The Status and Reward of Truthfulness

The Virtue of Truthfulness (part 1 of 2): The Status and Reward of Truthfulness “O you who believe! Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119) Ask the average person to define truthfulness and the answer will most likely be restricted to something about truthful speech. Islam,...

The Malice of Lying

Lying is a common part of human relationships. People lie for a variety of reasons. They may lie as part of self-presentation, in order to present a more favorable image to others. People may also lie in order to minimize conflict, because lying may make disagreements less obvious.Although lying may...

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